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Hampton, Iowa, USA - Reeve Street

Hampton, Franklin, IA

Hampton was founded in 1855 when Job Garner and George Ryan, first settlers in the community, chose this spot to build their log cabin homes. Garner and Ryan platted the original town boundaries.

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Hampton Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

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Hampton, Iowa, USA

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Hampton, Iowa, USA

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Hotel Coonley
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"John Coonley, who was born in Wisconsin in 1864 to a prosperous dairy family, struck out on his own, armed with only a sixth grade education and a good work ethic. He started a black smith shop in Bristow, Iowa and was very successful. John noted the need for grocery stores and opened one in Bristow, two in Hampton, one in Alexander and two in Oelwein.

Then on February 05, 1919,the announcement was made that North American Hotel Company of Omaha, Nebraska was building the Coonley Hotel in Hampton, Iowa for John Coonley on the quarter block where he normally kept his running horses. The builders had also started work on six or seven other hotels in Iowa, spread themselves too thin and went bankrupt, they completed only one hotel, the Coonley Hotel..."

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1895 - Hampton
Hampton, a post-village, capital of Franklin co., Iowa, 29 miles by rail S. of Mason City, and 32 miles N. of Eldora. It contains a court-house, 3 banks, 7 churches, 3 newspaper offices, a high school, aluminum-works, tobacco- and cigar factories, &c. Pop. in 1890, 2067.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
2023 - Hampton, Iowa has its own charm with various places to explore and activities to enjoy. Here's a list to get you started:
Franklin County Historical Society Museum:

Discover the rich history of Hampton and Franklin County at this museum. It's a great place to learn about the area's past through exhibits and artifacts.

Beeds Lake State Park:

If you enjoy outdoor activities, head to Beeds Lake State Park. You can hike, fish, and even rent a boat to explore the lake. It's a serene spot for picnics and enjoying nature.

Linn Grove Country Club:

Golf enthusiasts can tee off at the Linn Grove Country Club. It's a well-maintained course with beautiful surroundings.

City Parks:

Take a leisurely stroll or have a picnic in one of Hampton's city parks. They provide a peaceful setting for relaxation.

Dining at Local Eateries:

Explore local restaurants and cafes to savor the flavors of Hampton. Whether you're in the mood for comfort food or something more exotic, you'll find options to satisfy your taste buds.

Attend Local Events:

Check out the local events calendar. Hampton often... Read MORE...

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